Ladles of Love to attempt world record next weekend

Ladles of Love aims to raise 90 000 cans of food.

Ladles of love will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest line of food cans and raise awareness of hunger in Cape Town.

The event, which will take place on Sunday August 29 at the V&A Waterfront, was set to take place on Mandela Day, July 18, but was postponed due to Covid-19 lockdown regulations.

“Mandela Day was once again commemorated in a Covid lockdown and we were deeply disappointed that our world-record attempt couldn’t take place on the day. But the consolation is that we’ve been given extra time to reach our goal of 90 000 food cans plus recruit new and old volunteers to join in on the day,” said Ladles of Love founder Danny Diliberto.

The non-profit organisation aims to collect 90 000 cans of food measuring 6.7 km long. So far it has 66 000 cans, already surpassing the current Canadian-held record of 44 966 cans of food measuring 3.28km.

According to Mr Diliberto, Ladles of Love has served 19 million meals since the beginning of lockdown in 2020, with many people relying on the non-profit organisation for their winter meals.

Those taking part in the record-breaking event will have to sanitise, wear face masks, practise physical distance and comply with all other Covid-19 regulations.

The public is encouraged to still volunteer their time on the day and help raise the food cans needed to not only break the world record but break hunger around the peninsula.